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Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum, Kaunas
(4.6/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Learn about traditional rural life in Lithuania at Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum. Stretching 175 hectares (432 acres), it is one of the largest museums of its type in Europe and explores the four main ethnographic regions of the country: Aukštaitija, Samogitia, Dzūkija, and Suvalkija. There are about 140 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries grouped into farmsteads, villages, and towns. Inside, the restored interiors and furnishings reflect the popular styles of the time from different social classes. Once you've finished visiting the houses, stroll among the beehives, wells, flower gardens, orchards, and monuments for further insights into the way people lived here. You can approach staff with any questions about Lithuanian customs and culture. You will have to walk a significant distance to experience all the museum has to offer, so wear sensible shoes. To visit Rumsiskes Open-Air Museum on your trip to Kaunas, use our Kaunas holiday planner.
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  • Open Air Museum grounds listed buildings in various regions of Lithuania from generation to generation and customs. Is just fun, but also as cooking experience more enjoyable and challenging activity, so I think.
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  • This place is totally magic. In half of the day you can feel all colours of Lithuania in the past century. Really educative place that makes you explore regional differences in housing, lifestyle, clo...  more »
  • Lithuania through the ages in miniature, more a country park with traditional buildings, this is a great place to go walking while learning about the history of the country. Nothing really original in...  more »